Tag Archives: Camiguin

Itinerary for Cagayan de Oro, Bukidnon and Camiguin

A long weekend is coming up. For those planning to take a 4-day vacation to Cagayan de Oro — Bukidnon — Camiguin, allow us to share our itinerary. We’ve gone this route as part of our VisitPinas advocacy and, incidentally, to experience first-hand the route. This way, we’d better assist travelers over at GoTravelBliss Tours (see disclosure). Continue reading Itinerary for Cagayan de Oro, Bukidnon and Camiguin

White Paradise in White Island, Camiguin

The island-province of Camiguin. It’s the second smallest Philippine province both in area and population, second only to Batanes (factor in the favorite pastime of some politicians,  gerrymandering, and we could be wrong). Yet this small island hosts a number of volcanoes; 7 volcanoes if we’re not mistaken. It’s practically a volcano island, come to think of it — dangerous by some standards, surprisingly beautiful by any other. This small island also hosts an even smaller White Island, more properly a sandbar, under the imposing stare of Mt. Hibok-Hibok. Continue reading White Paradise in White Island, Camiguin

Relax at Bahay Bakasyunan sa Camiguin

Each resort has a particular characteristic that appeals to guests in general. Some resorts have it all, so to speak, from inhouse store outlets to numerous restaurants, like in Boracay Regency. Some resorts are huge. Some resorts are moderately-sized with sufficient cottages, like the Bahay Bakasyunan sa Camiguin, but still give you more value for your vacation money. In the subsequent story and the photos below, we’ll endeavor to tell you why. Continue reading Relax at Bahay Bakasyunan sa Camiguin

Cool Katibawasan Falls of Camiguin

It’s not every day that we get to see a waterfall. A lot of us, in fact, haven’t seen a waterfall. Some of us have visited waterfalls that have been neglected, like the Hinulugang Taktak of Antipolo, or fun waterfalls like Pagsanjan Falls, we don’t  exactly know what to expect when we encounter each waterfall. So, as we looked forward to visit the Katibawasan Falls of Camiguin, we were clueless that we would be there for only a few minutes. Continue reading Cool Katibawasan Falls of Camiguin

The Sunken Cemetery of Camiguin

Let’s have the usual game we play here at VisitPinas: what first comes to mind when you hear “Camiguin“? Sweet lanzones, correct. Next? Volcanoes, yes. Next? It won’t certainly be the White Island (it’s ok, we also didn’t know anything about White Island until we went to visit Camiguin). You’re probably thinking of the Sunken Cemetery. Continue reading The Sunken Cemetery of Camiguin

Mantigue Island (Magsaysay Island) of Camiguin

On travel brochures and on maps we’ve seen in Camiguin, this white beach in Camiguin is called Magsaysay Island. After visiting the island, or when talking with residents and the boatmen, we got to know this white beach as Mantigue Island. This pricked our curiosity, more than the the puzzle of having a white island beside a black, volcanic island. Continue reading Mantigue Island (Magsaysay Island) of Camiguin

Your Bet on the Best Philippine Beach

There’s no doubt that the Philippines has some of its beaches in the best beaches of the world. There’s also no doubt that Boracay is in that list, although many beaches have given Boracay a run for its money (definitely Palawan, Camiguin, Panglao, Zambales, and other places we’re sure you’ll tell us). So since it’s summer, you’ll most likely head out for some sand and sea. We’d like to know which beach is your best bet. Continue reading Your Bet on the Best Philippine Beach

Inipit de Leche (Bulacan) and Pastel (Camiguin)

In every place you go in the Philippines, there’s bound to be a food specialty closely associated with that place. Otap and lechon of Cebu. Durian of Davao. Piyaya of Iloilo. Buko Pie on the way from Tagaytay. Binagol and moron from Tacloban. Ube jam from Baguio. Balut of Pateros. The list is endless. These food and delicacies immediately jump off your taste buds when those places are mentioned. Continue reading Inipit de Leche (Bulacan) and Pastel (Camiguin)